Definition of creation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kriˈeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kriˈeɪʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the act or process of making something that is new, or of causing something to exist that did not exist before the process of database creation wealth creation He had been with the company since its creation in 1989. The committee proposed the creation of a new Chair of Portuguese for the university. see also job creation
  2. 2[countable] (often humorous) a thing that somebody has made, especially something that shows ability or imagination a literary creation The cake was a delicious creation of sponge, cream and fruit. The bright murals in the children’s ward were the creations of the nurses. What an amazing creation (= a very unusual and new piece of clothing) you’re wearing!
  3. 3 (also the Creation) [singular] the making of the world, especially by God as described in the Bible
  4. 4(also Creation) [uncountable] the world and all the living things in it
  5. Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin creatio(n-), from the verb creare ‘to produce’.Extra examples The new Act allows for the creation of vocational schools. They joined forces to oppose the creation of wind farms. They recommended the creation of a new government agency to be responsible for the environment. Job creation needs to be the top priority. They believe that God entrusted the care and use of all creation to mankind.
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